Transport for London (TfL) has set out details of the temporary changes affecting users of the Older Person’s Freedom Pass in London as part of the response to the pandemic.
From Monday 15 June older persons Freedom Pass will not be accepted in the morning peak (between 04:30 and 09:00).
Please remember the following before planning a journey:
• Changes are in accordance with the funding and finance agreement between TfL and Government and will help conserve space on public transport for people who have to use it to return to work
• Older Person’s Freedom Pass and 60+ card remain valid after 09:00 on weekdays and at all times at weekends
• Disabled Freedom Pass holders are unaffected and will still be able to travel at all times using their pass
• All passengers are reminded to only use public transport if absolutely essential and maintain two metres social distancing wherever possible
The temporary changes, to take effect from Monday 15 June, are being introduced as part of the recent funding and finance agreement with Government.
They will mean that all passengers with an Older Person’s Freedom Pass will not be able to use those passes during morning peak hours in order to help support social distancing on the public transport network and help control the Covid-19 virus.
Passengers with a Disabled Person’s Freedom Pass are unaffected and will, as usual, still be able to travel at all times using their Pass if they have to use public transport for their journey.
From Monday 15 June, changes to the ticketing system will mean Freedom Passes are automatically set not to be valid during the morning peak period (04:30 to 09:00) Monday to Friday. They will continue to be valid at all other times on weekdays and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays.
Passengers are being advised, where possible, not to travel immediately after 09:00 to help reduce potential crowding on buses and trains where effective capacity has been hugely reduced as a result of the requirement to observe two-metres social distancing wherever possible.
For more information and to see an updated Freedom Pass map, you can go to the Freedom Pass website, which will be updated when this temporary measure is due to end: